Starting to think about your UCAS application? Lawrence shares his wisdom on how to write a personal statement that is coherent and showcases your talents and achievements. The key is in the planning.
Lawrence August, 2016
When conducting online tutoring, a teaching platform is used. This is basically an online software that allows files such as worksheets and tests to be uploaded on to a shared screen that is seen by both student and tutor. The shared screen usually comes with tools for editing/ typing/ drawing shapes/ annotating so that both parties can work collaboratively. Many of these teaching platforms also come with integrated video software so you don't need to have Skype on separately. All in all, making the experience a very interactive process.
Ever wondered how you can use your favourite box set to help with your IB English studies? Read on!
Sobia July, 2016
Picture this: It’s 3 a.m. in the morning and you’re in the nodding phase. Around you lie sheaves of papers stained with coffee rings and the words of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are starting to blur into a meaning-less haze as you ponder on the irony of its title, while dribbling in a half-doze - before jerking upright, looking about wildly and slapping yourself awake once again…
Sobia July, 2016
If you really want to understand IB Economics, you need to know your way around the different graphs involved. In this detailed blog post, Jenny (our lead IB Economics tutor) talks you through everything you could ever need to know!
Home-schooling is becoming an increasingly popular choice for parents all over the UK and internationally, and having worked both in schools and with children in their own homes, it is clear that children are able to access a well-rounded education whatever the setting! These tips aim to give some practical advice to those who are either currently, or considering, home-schooling their children.
Judith July, 2016
About to embark on the IB? One of our top IB Mathematics tutors, Alan, shares his wisdom on preparing for the course.
Alan June, 2016
What is more likely – winning Vote Leave’s Euro 2016 competition or President Schwarzenegger introducing compulsory German lessons in American schools? A tongue-in-cheek exploration of some of the numbers behind the 50million.uk Euro 2016 football contest.
Mike June, 2016
Every year in late November or early December, thousands of students in London sit the Wandsworth Test, a procedure designed to select students for schools in the borough. This exam is designed to streamline the process for applying to Wandsworth schools. Although no school in the borough is fully selective, some do hold back a significant portion of their places for students scoring the highest grades on the test. With required pass marks for top schools like Graveney regularly exceeding 95%, it is vital for parents to know and understand what will be expected from their child.
Finnian February, 2016